21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Peeping Owl

The spotted eagle owl was on the ground during daytime which was very unusual. They normally rest/sleep high and safe up in some elevated area during the day. It was however very cautions and peeped at me through the two branches of this tree.

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Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: NA, South Africa
Copyright: © Dr Johan J Botha